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Jerry’s Famous Deli


My understanding is that Jerry’s started as a deli in Studio City near many of the TV stations and movie studios.  Since it was open 24 hours it quickly became a favorite if only because it was the only thing open at 3 am.  I used to love this place when I lived in L.A.  Since then it’s gone downhill.  There are like 10 or more of them now around L.A and one in O.C.  They used to make great sandwiches.  Now the sandwiches are just a two inch thick pile of meat on bread.  No lettuce, no tomatoes, no mayo, nothing.  Yuck!  They are also over priced.  Said sandwich will cost you about $11

They used to have an interesting dish called Cholent.  It was a large plate of Roast Beef with potatoes, yams, beans and some other stuff.  It was really good and more than enough for two people.  They stopped selling it!  If I go there now (cause it might be the only thing open) I’ll usually order the lox pizza or the lox plate.   It’s kind of hard to screw up bagels and lox since it requires no work.

Avoid Jerry’s

  • JAM
    Jerry’s INFAMOUS Deli

    I recently reviewed Jerry’s Famour Deli as a write-in vote for the Zagat Guide because I wanted to tear them a new A-hole.  I could not believe this place has remained in business if the food and service is as bad as I recently experienced.  The service was virtually non-existent, the food was way overprices and mediocre at best.  The steamed vegetables were so overcooked, there was no flavor left.  I would not go back if I can help it.  I was there with a party of people for a friends birthday and the census was pretty much the same.  Stay away from Jerry’s Famous Deli!

  • scbob

    I had the worst dining experience of my life at Jerry’s Westwood, today.  What food we got, was very bad.  I never received my meal, so how can I comment?